Images of the H1N1 Influenza Virus

The images below of the newly identified H1N1 influenza virus were taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory.

Information of H1N1 flu

Symptoms of H1N1 flu closely resemble seasonal flu and include fever, weakness, coughing and lack of appetite. It is contagious. The best way to prevent H1N1 flu is to continue to follow infection control steps including:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow (not your hand) when you sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent germs from spreading.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and use hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid being in close contact with those who are ill. If you are ill, please limit your exposure to others by staying home from work or school and avoid visiting the hospital.

H1N1 flu can be successfully treated with medication. If you think you might have the flu, please see your primary care doctor. He or she can test you for the flu and will be able to identify the strain of the flu you may have.

For additional information refer to: or call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-866-800-1404 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.